Trocars Market Size, Share, Ongoing Trends, Competitive Insights and Forecast


The trocars market is expected to reach USD 762.3 million by 2023 from USD 502.8 million in 2017, at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. The base year for this study is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018–2023. A trocar is defined in surgery as a type of instrument used to insert various surgical instruments into blood vessels. They serve as portals for subsequent placement of numerous other tools such as staplers, scissors and tongs. Trocars can also be used to drain fluids or gases from body organs.

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Increasing preference for minimally invasive surgeries over conventional open surgeries and rising prevalence of cancer, hernia, and appendicitis are the major factors driving the growth of the market. Emerging economies such as India and China provides opportunities for players operating in the trocars market.

Market Segmentation

By product, the trocars market is classified into disposable trocars, reposable trocars, reusable trocars, and accessories. The disposable trocars segment is estimated to command the largest market share in 2018. Their cost-effectiveness, user-friendliness, and safety have resulted in their greater adoption, as compared to reusable trocars.

By tip, trocars market segment segmented into bladeless trocars, optical trocars, blunt trocars, and bladed trocars. In 2018, the disposable trocars segment is estimated to account for largest market share. This is mainly due to the ease of use of bladeless tip trocars, which minimize trauma to the abdominal wall and vessels. Moreover, the ergonomic design of these trocars offers high stability.

The application segment is further segmented into general surgery, gynecological surgery, pediatric surgery, urological surgery, and other surgeries. The general surgery segment is estimated to register the highest growth during the forecast period. The key factors driven by the growth of this segment is the rising prevalence of obesity, hernia, and appendicitis.

Regional Analysis

North America is expected to account for the largest share of the global trocars market. The large share can primarily be attributed to the increasing prevalence & incidence of cancer, hernia, and appendicitis. The strong presence of major market players in this region ensures easy access to trocars.

Key Market Players

Key players in the trocars market include Medtronic (Ireland), Ethicon (US), B. Braun (Germany), Applied Medical (US), Cooper Companies (US), Teleflex (US), ConMed (US), LaproSurge (UK), Purple Surgical (UK), and GENICON (US).

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Medtronic held the leading position in the trocars market in 2017. The company’s leadership position in the market can be attributed to its strong geographic presence in over 155 countries and diversified product portfolio, which includes bladeless, optical, blunt, and bladed trocars.

The objectives of this study are as follows:

  • To define, describe, and forecast the market by product, tip, application, end user, and region
  • To forecast the size of the market with respect to four main regional segments, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To provide detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, opportunities, and challenges)
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contributions to the overall market
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide details of the competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares and core competencies in terms of market developments and growth strategies
  • To track and analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, acquisitions, and collaborations in the market

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